Considerations for selecting a geocoder

Location is at the heart of key business questions. Geocoding – associating each location-based record with accurate geospatial coordinates – is key to the process. This article looks at choosing a geocoder for business. Business operations are more reliant than ever on location intelligence. Location intelligence is the art and science of analysing the connections […]

Mapping endangered mammals for conservation

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and SANBI, in collaboration with multiple partners, recently revised the 2004 national Red List of Mammals, a list which helps to identify regional populations that are of global importance for the conservation of the species. Mapping is a key aspect of the red listings process, with the below article providing […]

Managing heritage resources in the digital age

The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) online content management system allows South Africans to play a role in the preservation and conservation of their heritage, and offers the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) a way to effectively coordinate the management of heritage resources.  The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is the […]

Cloud-based monitoring of SA’s water resources

Water is a critical and scarce resource in southern Africa and is likely to become even more so as the regional impacts of global climate change become more evident. Being able to accurately and repeatedly monitor available water resources across the entire landscape is a key information requirement for successful water resource management. GeoTerraImage has […]

Identifying revenue loss using GIS

Being able to connect meter usage with billing and service requests can help utilities identify the extent of their equipment problems. This article looks at zeroing in on clusters of dead meters using GIS software. Opelika Utilities in Alabama, US serves nearly 20 000 customers. Its mission is to determine the current and future water […]

Spatial analysis to prioritise spatial investment of social infrastructure

This analysis formed part of a project for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform where the core focus was on the development of differentiated provision standards for locating a range of social facility types. The ultimate aim is to improve access to, and the spatial distribution of, facilities in rural areas, and ensuring […]